Master of Science in Human Resource Management

General

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Programme Description

The leadership skills that have brought you where you are today may not be the ones necessary to take you and your organisation forward. Leaders in the field of HR must understand how to manage, motivate, and compensate people.

The Huizenga College of Business' M.S. in Human Resource Management program presents new perspectives on individual and group behavior, and provide insight into approaches for better management and motivation of employees. The program's curriculum will teach you contemporary management issues from implementing new procedures, solving conflicts, complying with affirmative action requirements, training personnel, and achieving organizational goals and objectives.

  • Courses offered weeknights on the main campus and online.
  • The program can be completed in as little as 21 months.
  • The program begins five times annually with starts in August, October, January, March, and May.

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master's degree programs is competitive. Applications are individually reviewed and admission is offered to those applicants who meet both qualitative and quantitative criteria. All required documentation must be received before an admission decision can be offered.

  • Completed Master's Application for Admission and non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • A conferred bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree for international applicants.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. The applicant's bachelor's degree transcript must show a degree conferral date in order to be evaluated for admission consideration. If the graduate degree has been earned, the transcript must show degree conferral date in order to be evaluated for admission consideration. Electronic transcripts can be sent to electronictranscript@nova.edu or by mail at:
    Nova Southeastern University
    Enrolment Processing Services (EPS)
    Attn: H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
    3301 College Avenue
    PO Box 299000
    Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33329-9905
  • Other admission documentation may be required.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

All applicants who received their bachelor's and any graduate degrees from a college or university where English is not the primary language of instruction are required to take an English language test. Test scores cannot be more than two years old.

  • Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) minimum scores required.
  • Internet based (iBT) = 79, Computerized score = 213, Paper score = 550.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score required = 6.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum sore required = 54.
  • TALK International, School of Languages: Completion of level 9 test with a score of 85% or higher.
  • Duolingo Test of English: 105 or higher.
  • Completion of ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 with a grade of 'C' or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • If bachelor's or master's degree coursework was fully completed in English outside the USA within the last two years, a letter from the institution on official letterhead will be required to waive the English Language requirement. The letter must state that all coursework was taught in English.
  • Completion and passing of ELS Level 112 Intensive Programme English for Academic Purposes.

*An interview may also be required to determine the current level of English proficiency, even if the required scores and guidelines have been fulfilled.

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Testimonials

Adeline Dorsainvil
M.S. 2012

"When I was still at the Huizenga College, I thought about opening a fragrance business. I structured my business plan. I learned the basics of starting a business and running it."

When Adeline Dorsainvil graduated from NSU, she had a business plan, the knowledge, and a competitive edge in launching her online fragrance store.   

“When I was still at the Huizenga College, I thought about opening a fragrance business. I structured my business plan. I learned the basics of starting a business and running it,” said Dorsainvil, who launched Le Bijoux Parfum in May 2015.

An alumna of NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, she earned a master’s degree in human resources management in 2012 and a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2010.

“The perfume industry is very competitive. If I was going to make a product, I knew it had to be eye-catching,” said Dorsainvil, who added crystals to the perfume bottles to give her product wider appeal.   

“The name, Le Bijoux Parfum, means ‘the perfume jewelry’ in French. That signifies the theme of the store. There are women who buy because they love the crystals. That is the competitive advantage we have right now,” she said.  

“I’ve always loved perfume, crystals, and jewelry. As a teenager, I was a collector. That’s what inspired me to open this business.”

Arriving at NSU, “I was a pre-med major. I was not doing well in the science classes. I switched my major to business. My father was a business owner and he encouraged me to get a business degree. He said having solid knowledge of how to run a business will help you.

“The degree from NSU helped me start my business from the ground up. I learned the basics, such as starting with an LLC and having your business license and product trademark. I learned how to run a small organisation–oversee sales, production, and marketing. Starting out, “I was able to grow and understand the different aspects of running a perfume line.”

As a one-person shop, Dorsainvil partners with a local fulfillment centre to ship orders. She has partnerships with social media influencers to share photos and boost her business to thousands of followers online.

Le Bijoux Parfume recently got a boost with selfie photo submitted by Dorsainvil and featured on MSNBC.

“That was huge for my store,” she said. “I’ve gained many more followers on social media.”

Dorsainvil earned a master’s degree at the Huizenga College after working in a corporate human resources department. “I have a strong knowledge of human resources law and that is something that entrepreneurs need to know,” said Dorsainvil, who also teaches business courses at Okan International University in Dania Beach.

Her next goal is establishing a mini presence inside a retail store.

“I am going one step at a time,” she said. “I plan to grow and eventually hire. Starting out, I had a huge fear of starting the business. I’m glad I overcame that fear because [otherwise] it would have stopped me.”

Her advice to other fledgling entrepreneurs?

“Don’t give up, no matter how hard the situation. Set goals. Step out of the unknown…because no one else [but you] is going to make your dreams come true.”

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

One of the premier business schools in Florida, the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at NSU reaches students globally with online and on-site, internationally recognized bach ... Read More

One of the premier business schools in Florida, the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at NSU reaches students globally with online and on-site, internationally recognized bachelor's and master's degree programs. The H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship is a worldwide provider of academic, professional, and practical education for individuals in business, academia, government, and nonprofit organizations. With a recognized reputation for quality, the Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship's corporate relationships and modern technology provide superior real-world learning experiences for students. Read Less
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